Woman beaten by officer represented by former DeKalb DA

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  When former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James watched the viral video of Katie McCrary, a homeless woman who was struck several times in the leg by a DeKalb officer, he said he felt two emotions—sorrow and anger.  James, who was defeated last year in an election to former DeKalb Solicitor Sherry Boston,  said […]

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Walk this way

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DeKalb officials break ground on sidewalk project The safety of residents on Glenwood Road is an issue that affected DeKalb County resident Ann Brown personally. Brown said she became a “real” advocate for pedestrian safety nearly 25 years ago after her 12-year-old cousin was killed by a motor vehicle while she was on Glenwood attempting […]

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Brannon Hill makeover

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Phase 1 of cleaning project complete at notorious complex After the removal of nearly 1,200 tons of debris, Brannon Hill Condominium in Clarkston is beginning to have a different look. Phase 1 of a cleanup project at Brannon Hill was completed after two days of work from July 13 to July 14. In total, 1,999 […]

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Sheriff Mann asks judge for acquittal

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  Through his attorney, suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann said he should be acquitted of indecency and obstruction charges because he’s currently serving a state suspension. Mann, who was arrested May 6 after he allegedly exposed himself to a police officer in Piedmont Park, is represented by his attorney Noah Pines. Pines argued in […]

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Water billing board awaiting appointments

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It’s been more than five months since the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners approved to create a Watershed Customer Service and Billing Advisory Group. According to county documents, the board of commissioners voted to create an advisory group on Feb. 28 so residents “can assist the Department of Watershed Management in addressing complaints and problems […]

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DeKalb commissioners pass budget

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Includes raises for public safety personnel According to DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond, it doesn’t matter what you say is your priority, where your money is going reveals the “real” priority. Thurmond, who had his proposed mid-year budget passed by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners July 11, said the budget puts its money where […]

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DeKalb artist helps non-profit organizations

The “Puzzling Pointy People” created by DeKalb County artist Kyle Brooks, helped raise more than $7,000 for local nonprofit organizations.

Dekalb resident Kyle Brooks said he loves creating art that makes people smile and recently his contributions helped put a smile on the faces of volunteers at metro nonprofit organizations. Brooks, also known as Black Cat Tips, painted a “Puzzling Pointy People” puzzle for a project with 25th Century Games—a publishing studio in Atlanta. The […]

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DeKalb Police incident ignites protests [VIDEO]

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    In the aftermath of a DeKalb County Police officer being filmed repeatedly striking a homeless woman with his baton, protests were held in several locations through the county asking for the officer to be fired for alleged police brutality. The incident, which occurred June 4 at a gas station on Glenwood Road, involved […]

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